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The Black Culture Industry

By Ellis Cashmore

Routledge – 2002 – 216 pages

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    978-0-415-12083-8
    June 26th 1997
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    978-0-415-12082-1
    June 25th 1997

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Cashmore's controversial study argues that black culture has been converted into a commodity, usually in the interests of white owned corporations. Using detailed studies of the marketing of Motown, Michael Jackson and the Artist Formerly Known as Prince, Cashmore suggests that inflating the significance of this commodified 'black culture' may actually be counter-productive in the struggle for racial justice.

Name: The Black Culture Industry (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Ellis Cashmore. Cashmore's controversial study argues that black culture has been converted into a commodity, usually in the interests of white owned corporations. Using detailed studies of the marketing of Motown, Michael Jackson and the Artist Formerly Known...
Categories: Cultural Studies, Race & Ethnic Studies